After waiting for what seemed forever, nurse Anthony and I adopted Baby Girl last week! It was a glorious day surrounded by friends and family. Our older girls, Kennedy, Madison and Maya were all smiles too. Judge Warren is the same judge that did Maya’s adoption back in 2010, so it was really special that she was our judge this time too.
So without further ado, World, meet Quinn Aria Valley… Special thanks go to my mom and dad, Gran Gran, Kristen and Carol for coming to be a part of our big day. It’s hard to explain how I feel now that the adoption is final. Relief mainly — no chance that Quinn will be taken away from us. She has been a part of our family since her beginning. Even before she was born, we loved her. I was in the delivery room when she entered the world — I even got to cut the cord! She has been smiling and laughing and bringing us joy since her days in the NICU. I mean really — look at those lips!
I can’t wait to watch her grow up and to see her personality blossom and her talents emerge. She is already trying to stand up unassisted, so I think walking is in the near future. She loves music and is very curious and busy. She’s a sensitive soul and can get her feelings hurt easily, but she easy going and happy most of the time. Honestly, she is just perfect, and I’m so proud to be her mom.